Oct 16, 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021, 8:30 a.m.           **ALL APPEARANCES ARE VIA ZOOM FOR THIS CALENDAR**
Courtroom 18 –  Hon. Rene Chouteau for Hon. Jennifer V. Dollard
3055 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa, California

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the Order of the Presiding Judge, a party or representative of a party may appear personally in Courtroom 18 or may appear remotely through Zoom.  Social distancing among members of the public is no longer required and capacity shall be the normal courtroom capacity. 

Masks are required at all times, regardless of vaccination status.  Compliant mask coverings do not include; 1) neck gaiters; 2) masks with valves or other holes; 3) bandanas; or 4) face shields.  This order applies to all interior spaces of the courthouse.  

CourtCall is not permitted for this calendar. 

For Jury and Court Trials:

ALL JURY AND COURT TRIALS REMAIN AS SET.  The court will conduct jury and court trials IN PERSON.  You MUST APPEAR on the presently scheduled Friday, 8:30 trial calendar date by Zoom.  All proceedings thereafter will be conducted in person in the courtroom.  The requirements set forth in the Trial Court Order and Local Rules for in person trials shall apply.  Discussion of issues such as the appearance of witnesses; mask wearing; social distancing; and seating will be discussed at the first day of trial. Witness testimony will not commence until the next trial day following the first day of trial. 

D18 –
MeetingID: 838-5609-8726
Password: 000169

By Phone (same meeting ID and password as listed for each calendar):
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Guide for participating in court proceedings via Zoom in Department 18.
-After joining the meeting and checking in with the clerk, please mute your audio when not speaking. This helps keep background noise to a minimum.
-Be mindful of background noise when your microphone is not muted. Avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.
-Position your camera properly if you choose to use a web camera. Be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Make sure everything visible in the frame is appropriate for an appearance in court.
-If a confidential session becomes necessary it is incumbent on you to ensure you are able to participate from a private location so that unauthorized people cannot overhear or see the proceedings.
-Chat is enabled for the sharing of documents among participants and the court and to allow attorneys to communicate individually with each other or their clients only. No chat messages should be sent privately to the court as it would amount to an unauthorized ex parte communication. Neither should chat messages be sent to all participants unless directed by the court.
-The recording function has been disabled. Remember, the prohibition against recording court proceedings, even remote ones, remains.
-Be patient. Check in will take more time and the experience from those who have tried this before is that proceedings are a little slower generally. 


The following cases will be called on the Civil Trial and/or Trial Motions Calendars. All trial counsel are required to appear via Zoom. 
Jury Trials:
SCV-266993, Sullivan v. Hieter
SCV-267148, Changnon v. Jacobo
Court Trials:

SCV-268246, Olivarez v. Cristando
Trial Setting Conference:
*This is the end of the Civil Trial and/or Trial Motion Calendar*


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